Taking a pet to the kennel or veterinarian, be it for a quick grooming or a few days of boarding, can prove highly stressful for cats and dogs, as well as for their well-meaning owners. Seeing an opportunity to help both animals and their human parents, registered veterinary technician Shawn Amerlinck realized his dream of starting a pet-care company that offered in-home services. Amerlinck designed his services around the idea that a busy lifestyle or physical limitations should not prevent a person from experiencing the joys of pet ownership, nor should it limit them to owning only low-maintenance gold fish or pet sloths. Under his care, cats and dogs can experience true pampering with in-home grooming, litter cleaning or walking, prescription-medicine administration (including injections), and pet sitting, and he will even help owners who are away by taking care of household responsibilities such as bringing in the mail or singing lullabies to lonely lawn flamingos. Featured in The Windsor Star for his pet-centric approach, Amerlinck operates on the belief that animals should be "treated like part of the family."
Molly's Pet Grooming's staff keeps dogs, cats, rabbits, and birds looking their best. The groomers use all-natural products during their services, which include everything from flea baths to toenail painting. They also reward furry friends with the occasional all-natural treat.
It's not quite enough for animal-lover Lindsay Archer to spend time with pets all day long at her day job as a veterinary technician. So she opens her home to pets whose owners need a few days away. Beyond taking in dogs and cats, she also watches other domestic animals, such as guinea pigs.
The four trainers and two instructors at Rushlow’s Arabians combine more than 150 years of experience in the equestrian industry, applying their expertise in the areas of breeding, training, and riding. Rather than focus solely on riding techniques in the saddle or trying to teach horses sign language, riders learn the full spectrum of horsemanship, including equine anatomy, proper stall etiquette, and tacking up a horse. Students of all abilities have their choice of instruction in Western, Hunt Seat, Saddle Seat, Driving, and Dressage atop designated lesson horses, most of which have retired from the show ring.
Dogs seem to love getting dirty but hate getting clean. The team at Max the Dog Wash streamlines the process. Waist-high tubs let owners comfortably wash their dogs, scrubbing out fur with brushes and raking out tangles that are havens for dirt in a chorus of gentle splashing sounds and baritone barks. After bath time, owners can reward their best friends with dog treats made in the shop or pictures from the mailman’s awkward high-school years.
Wiggle Butts is a pet service that includes daily walks, feeding, giving medications, drop ins, exercise, mail retrieval, and plant watering. We do not exclude any breed or temperament. We can care for cats, dogs, fish, some reptiles, small mammals, and birds. Two locations make us convenient for most Oakland and Wayne Co.